SpaceX On Track for Early Morning Launch on May 19

SpaceX On Track for Early Morning Launch on May 19

SpaceX and NASA continue to plan for SpaceX’s test launch to the International Space Station on May 19.

The launch has been postponed several times and SpaceX has reserved May 22 as a backup date in case anything goes awry on May 19, but for now the launch of Falcon 9 with its Dragon spacecraft is set to blast off from Cape Canaveral, FL at 4:55 am ET a week from tomorrow.

NASA will carry the launch live on NASA TV, with coverage beginning at 3:30 am.  Media events associated with the launch were outlined in a NASA press release today.  SpaceX also released a press kit today. 

SpaceX refers to the launch as COTS 2, the second in its demonstration flights for NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program.  NASA calls it C2+ since the mission is combining objectives planned not only for the SpaceX COTS 2 mission, but also the third and last test launch that was planned in this series.

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